Phillies, Burnett both decline $15M mutual option (The Associated Press)

A.J. Burnett and the Philadelphia Phillies both declined their $15 million mutual option Friday, leaving the pitcher to decide whether to exercise his $12.75 million player option. The 37-year-old Burnett went 8-18 with a 4.59 ERA in 34 starts during his first season with the Phillies and has said he isn’t sure whether he wants to pitch next season. He has until Monday to decide on the player option. Right-hander…

October 31, 2014
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Philadelphia Phillies Offseason Tracker: Hottest Free Agency News, Trade Rumors – Bleacher Report

Bleacher Report Philadelphia Phillies Offseason Tracker: Hottest Free Agency News, Trade RumorsBleacher ReportThe Philadelphia Phillies‘ aging roster isn’t making things easy for the front office, so it’s not clear how active the team will be this offseason. Philadelphia was expected to be one of the most active teams at the trade deadline back in July … Philadelphia Phillies Offseason Tracker: Hottest Free Agency News, Trade Rumors – Bleacher Report Author:…

October 31, 2014
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Phils look to rebuild for the long term this offseason

Last offseason, the Phillies dismissed the folks who thought they could not compete in 2014. They will not have the same attitude this offseason. Interim team president Pat Gillick said last week that the Phils probably will not contend again until 2017 or ’18, as they have some rebuilding to do. That philosophy shift should make for a much different Hot Stove season. Phils look to rebuild for the long…

October 31, 2014
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Ruben Amaro unveils a “The Phillies Way” handbook – NBCSports.com

NBCSports.com Ruben Amaro unveils a “The Phillies Way” handbookNBCSports.comMatt Gelb of the Philly Inquirer reports that Ruben Amaro has distributed a handbook about Phillies procedures and philosophies to team coaches, scouts, athletic trainers during organizational meetings this week. The headline at the Inquirer calls it a …Amaro distributes ‘Phillies Way’ handbooks to front office employeesComcast SportsNet Philadelphia (blog)Ruben Amaro Jr. unveils ‘Phillies Way’ handbook to front office employeesThe Star-Ledger all…

October 31, 2014
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The Top 150 Free Agents (Rotoworld)

Now that the offseason has officially begun, Matthew Pouliot takes a look at the top 150 free agents. The Top 150 Free Agents (Rotoworld) Author: From Feed: http://sports.yahoo.com/mlb/teams/phi/rss.xml Powered by WPeMatico

October 31, 2014
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2014 Phillies Report Card: Cameron Rupp

Cameron Rupp‘s big league experience in 2014 consisted of about half-time PAs from the middle of June through the middle of July, when both Carlos Ruiz and Wil Nieves were out injured at different points, and just one appearance in September, despite Chooch admitting mid-way through the month that he’d been suffering from a year-long shoulder injury. Fangraphs makes Rupp even on WAR for the year, as he added some…

October 31, 2014
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Sandoval, Shields among 121 free agents (The Associated Press)

Baseball’s business season began Thursday when 121 players become free agents, a group that includes Pablo Sandoval, Michael Morse, Jake Peavy, Sergio Romo and Ryan Vogelsong of the World Series champion San Francisco Giants. James Shields, Nori Aoki and Jason Frasor of the AL champion Kansas City Royals also were among the players who became free. Top free agent pitchers also include Max Scherzer and Jon Lester. Sandoval, Shields among…

October 30, 2014
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Philadelphia Phillies Decline Option On RHP Mike Adams – FanSided

FanSided Philadelphia Phillies Decline Option On RHP Mike AdamsFanSidedMay 18, 2014; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia Phillies relief pitcher Mike Adams (37) pitches in the eighth inning against the Cincinnati Reds at Citizens Bank Park. The Phillies won 8-3. Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports. MLB …Phillies decline $6M 2015 option for pitcher AdamsSunHerald.comAre the Philadelphia Phillies better off without A.J. Burnett?That Balls Outta HereScenarios for Phillies pitcher AJ Burnett and free…

October 30, 2014
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Phillies decline $6M 2015 option for pitcher Adams (The Associated Press)

The Phillies have declined a $6 million club option on pitcher Mike Adams. Philadelphia made the move Thursday, allowing the relief pitcher to become a free agent. Adams had a 2.89 ERA in 22 games with the Phillies last season, with 21 strikeouts over 18 2-3 innings. It would have been $6.5 million had he pitched 120 games combined in 2013 and 2014 with 60 games in 2014. Phillies decline…

October 30, 2014
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Longenhagen checks in from Fall League

This will be my penultimate post here on Crashburn. It’s a run down of the Phillies Fall League players, all of whom I’ve now seen enough to feel comfortable evaluating formally. Let’s get to it. Roman Quinn Quinn looks pretty good out here. He’s putting up 70 grade run times and, while it’s not the 80 grade octane we saw before his Achilles injury, he’s still plenty fast enough to…

October 30, 2014
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